About the Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is an evidence-based, 12-month program aimed at assisting new graduate nurses in the transition from academics to practice.

Notably, The Institute of Medicine recently published The Future of Nursing report identifying actionable measures that will transform the nursing profession – specifically highlighting the importance of nurse residency programs for nurses entering the transition-to-practice. 

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center developed a Nurse Residency Program and for the last six years has successfully assisted hundreds of nurses in the transition to medical practice. We have had 422 participants complete the residency program to date. Through continued development, the Nurse Residency program at the Medical Center has grown and adapted to the needs of our nurses and the organization.

EMMC is committed to promoting growth and lifelong professional development and will continue to provide new graduate nurses with the support and continued learning they need to be successful in the nursing profession.